Week of Code Video Celebration

Join the Michigan Learning Channel for a statewide campaign to encourage schools to participate in computer science education

Join the Michigan Learning Channel for a statewide campaign that encourages schools to participate in a short computer science activity during Computer Science Education Week: December 5-11, 2021.

To celebrate all things computer science, we’re inviting students from across Michigan to contribute a short video that highlights how students across the state are using computer science to create interesting things! The Michigan Learning Channel will select up to 6 videos that will be shared on TV and social media to spread the word about Computer Science Week and the Hour of Code.

Interested? Fill out our Interest Form and read more below!

Your Computer Science Video

Create a short video that highlights how students at your school are using computer science – either in the classroom, as a group project, or as part of a club or after-school activity. Videos will be used in a statewide TV campaign encouraging students to participate in Computer Science Education Week.

Some example video topics are:

  • Family Coding nights / Hour of Code events
  • Computer science activities in your classroom
  • After school computer science related clubs
  • Other innovative projects that are shared from student or teacher perspective

Components of Your Video

Your video should showcase something students have created using code or computer skills. It should feature students and the voices of the young people who worked on the project. It may also include comments from educators and group leaders focused on the project’s learning goals.

You have two options for submitting video:

  1. An edited video (no more than 3 minutes in length)
  2. A few pieces of video footage for DPTV to edit together (no more than 3 videos totaling 10 minutes in length)

Demonstration of Your Project

If you are submitting footage, please be sure to include a demonstration video of your project at work! Whether it’s a video game, a robot, or a singing banana, show us what it is and how it works. Video showing students actively manipulating or programming are also great to include.

Student Interview

Please also capture a short video interview of students talking about their project. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • Tell us about the project! What is it? What does it do?
  • Why did you decide to make this?
  • Did you use code or do any programming?
  • If you made this again, is there anything you would do differently?
  • What did you learn?

Ready to Submit?

  • Please refer to our Home Video Guide with tips for filming with a mobile phone camera.
  • MLC will require submission of a general appearance release form for each person featured in the video. For anyone under 18, this form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • To avoid copyright issues, no music may be used in the video.
  • No product placement or corporate logos may be prominently displayed in the video. Logos or images that represent your school or community are highly encouraged!
  • Videos can be submitted via Dropbox by 11:59 pm on November 12, 2021.
  • Any questions about shooting video can be directed to Kyle Vernier at kvernier@dptv.org